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Charles River Laboratories Sr Director Engineering Business Partner in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Sr Director Engineering Business Partner

Req ID #: 119312


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position,a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking aSenior Director, Engineering Business Partner for our Discovery & Safety Assessment business units. This individual is responsible for supporting Business unit partners with Global Engineering capital functions (Strategic planning, conceptual design, construction project management, design engineering, and cost estimating) to maximize the functionality and utilization of the company’s physical assets while minimizing the company’s risk and ensuring compliance with all relevant governmental regulations both in the U.S. and abroad.

The following are the responsibilities related to the Engineering Business Partner position:

Capital Planning & Project Portfolio Management

  • Partner with Business unit to plan Strategic Capital and Facilities Planning, develop site Master Plans aligned with business needs, produce long range capital plans, and supporting plans (e.g., asset end-of-life, business continuity, sustainability)

  • Partner with Business unit management to develop and maintain a dynamic capital project portfolio based on site Master plans.

  • Provide expert advice and guidance on the justification, evaluation and approval of capital projects.

  • Ensure timely and cost-effective project development, design and management, and compliance with governmental regulations.

  • Utilize business, engineering, and external project management resources to execute capital projects within consistent global guidelines established by the Global Engineering group

  • Manage the availability of internal and external Project Management resources to support execution of capital construction projects

  • Proactively manage design and construction project issues and escalations in partnership with project and business leaders

Design Engineering

  • Utilize engineering design standards in the design & construction of office, lab, animal and manufacturing facilities

  • Direct internal and external design engineering resources to assure that projects meet business partner requirements for current and planned facility needs

Financial Management

  • Utilize sound financial capital estimating practices that provide budget, forecast, and variance management consistent with financial policy at the project and portfolio level

  • Report project financials monthly or as required by the business

Contract Management

  • Utilize Procurement strategies supporting capital projects that optimize cost and risk

  • Participate in the negotiation of contracts with outside contractors supporting design and construction services. Ensure final sign-off of work.

  • Manage supplier relationships to assure ongoing quality, timeliness, and cost are in line with business expectations

  • Monitor contractor compliance with all corporate, local, state, and applicable regulatory standards.

Organization Management

  • Manage internal or external Project Management colleagues & resources

  • Understand organization model to support all internal/external business groups

  • Engage activities of other organizational units (e.g. segments, departments, functions).

  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, GLP/GMP, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are the qualifications related to theEngineering Business Partner position:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in engineering discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil) or related discipline.

  • Experience: Ten or more years related experience in a role with responsibility for capital project portfolios, preferably in a biotech/life sciences environment.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Other: Extensive Finance, Procurement and EHS interface.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position.If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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